Digoxin

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tville01
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Digoxin
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2013-01-10 20:15:18
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Digoxin
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  1. What medication class is Digoxin
    Digitalis cardiac glycoside
  2. What are the indications for Digoxin
    • Increase cardiac output in CHF (systolic)
    • stabilize supraventricular tachydysrhythmias
    • atrial fibrillation & flutter
  3. What are the contraindications for Digoxin
    • allergy2/3rdo heart block
    • ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia
    • subaortic stenosis
  4. What are the adverse effects of Digoxin
    • Cardio- dysrhythmias, hypotension
    • CNS- HA, fatigue, maliase, confusion, convulsions
    • Eye- halo vision, flickering lights, colored vision
    • GI- anorexia, N&V, diarrhea
  5. What is the theraputic range for Digoxin
    .5-2 ng/mL (low range)
  6. What predisposes the pt to Digitalis toxicity
    • hypokalemia
    • decreased renal function
    • hypercalcemia
  7. What is the antidote forĀ  Digoxin toxicity
    digoxin immune fab
  8. What routes of Digoxin are available
    • PO
    • IV
  9. Digoxin Interactions
    • Loop diuretics
    • Laxitives
    • Thiazide diuretics
    • Antacids
    • Antidiarrheals
    • Anticholinergics
    • Barbituates
    • Calcium channel blockers
  10. Digoxin Typical dose
    0.125-0.5mg/day

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